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Do You See What I See? How Subjective Ideas About Gender Can Cause Financial Institutions to Stumble

August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017 Alex Rios, Director, Credit Two years ago, “The Dress” became a social media sensation. Millions of people worldwide debated whether the color of a striped dress in a photo was white-and-gold or black-and-blue. Depending on who was looking at the dress, and how, the stripes could appear to take on either color combination. Everyone who looked at…

What you need to know about women in India to serve them with digital financial services

August 7, 2017

Women’s World Banking developed a profile of India’s low-income women to inform our approach designing inclusive digital financial services.

Reflecting on a Leadership Program: What are the must-haves? Lessons from the NBS Bank experience

July 24, 2017

The comprehensive leadership training program we delivered for NBS Bank reinforced the institutional “must-haves” for programs to have a long-term impact.

Empowering Women in the Developing World: Barriers and Opportunities

July 17, 2017

Our President and CEO testified in front of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing, “Beyond Microfinance: Empowering Women in the Developing World.”

Busting the Myths on Pakistan’s 50 Million “Unreachable” Women

July 10, 2017

Financial services providers in Pakistan risk losing out on an untapped market opportunity by continuing to believe myths about serving the women’s market.

Accelerating Women’s Opportunity: Women’s World Banking’s 2016 Annual Report

July 3, 2017

How has Women’s World Banking impacted the lives of low-income women around the world? Find out in our annual report.

How a Popular TV Show Shifted Social Norms Around Women’s Banking Habits in Kenya

June 26, 2017

Women’s World Banking tested an innovative social communications strategy: using a popular TV show to help change social attitudes about women and banking.

Building an SME Credit Program: What are the must-haves? Lessons from the NBS Bank experience

June 19, 2017

Supported by FSD Africa, we uncovered the must-haves for any financial service provider looking to give women-owned SMEs with access to credit.

Seven quick read resources for effective microinsurance delivery

June 12, 2017

Select excerpts from our comprehensive publication on inclusive health microinsurance products offer an overview of our approach to design and delivery of insurance that works for women.

Keeping our Pulse on Women’s Needs: How Our Research Approach Points the Way to Eliminating the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap

June 5, 2017

Our new research approach looks at forces at work in women’s lives, allowing us to develop more impactful financial solutions. Take the case of India.

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